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Grateful Dead Live at Jefferson Civic Center Coliseum on 1995-04-04


Topics Live concert


Feel Like A Stranger, Sugaree, Minglewood Blues, Ramble On Rose, Black Throated Wind*, Don't Ease Me In Victim Or The Crime, Iko Iko, Corinna, Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Space-> Easy Answers->Stella Blue, Around & Around, E: The Mighty Quinn


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Jefferson Civic Center Coliseum
Location Birmingham, AL

Source Audience: Schoeps MK4's
Lineage Schoeps MK4's > DAT > CDR > EAC 0.9 beta4 > CD Wave > SHN v3
Taped by
Transferred by Paul B. and Chris L.

Notes

Above average audience recording with lots of talking. Seems like it should be trackable to 2 discs, but the long Iko Iko "messes" things up.

Reviews

Reviewer: moonshinemagic - - April 23, 2011
Subject: A spark or two?
THe only real spark happening at this show was somewhere in the Sugaree, besides that, a little on the depressing side, we all tried, tho, right? Ramble on Rose and BT Wind, a few favorites with me and my best friend, who was with me, we were about 14th row up on Jerrys side, Im trying as hard as I can to list the pluses, always glad to have gone to a show., tho.
Reviewer: Kwikfix - - April 11, 2006
Subject: No effort
This was a total mail-in job. I think most of understand the risks and rewards of the Dead's approach- some nights are definately way, way better than others. however, this was one of the few nights where they didn't even seem to try. Not very cool to some poor soul who might only catch one show a year.
Reviewer: Darrylizer - - January 5, 2006
Subject: Lackluster performance
I'm with GrapefruitHead and Lobster12 on this one. There is no reason to download this show unless you were there and need to ruin the memory of a fun time. The sound quality isn't bad, just the listless performance. The '95 tour had very few high points and this isn't one of them.
Reviewer: GrapefruitHead - - November 9, 2005
Subject: Uhhhhhhhh, no.
Sorry Birmingham folks, but you basically got the finger on this one.
Reviewer: GrapefruitHead - - November 9, 2005
Subject: Uhhhhhhhh, no.
Sorry Birmingham folks, but you basically got the finger on this one.
Reviewer: P.O. Cucamonga - - July 22, 2005
Subject: Part One of Two
Those of us who were in the audience had a great time at this show. This was the "arty, dissonant" show, with lots of nice, cranky space. The show on the next night I consider to be Jerry's last happiest show - a smiling "That Would Be Something" and endless ecstatic riffing on the Caribbean "Matilda" - a joy from start to finish, and ending with a glorious "Morning Dew". 4 stars for this one and 5+ for April 5th - from the point of view of the audience, not the recording.
Reviewer: AikoAllDay - - March 30, 2005
Subject: Not so bad
Although I agree yhis show was a step down from Memphis run I didn't think at the time that it was bad as every seems to think.This aud isn't the greatest record of the show unfortunately.
Reviewer: lobster12 - - March 22, 2005
Subject: THE HORROR
I sometimes look for train wrecks(like the Brent meltdown in the mid 80's) so i took a dabble and man you guys are right on. 95 was bad, and this is a prime example. I can only imagine what those Meadowlands shows are like based on those reviews.
Reviewer: friscobob - - November 1, 2004
Subject: huh?
Something must be in the water in AL for sure. 4/4 was one of the worst shows of the year, and that's saying something.
Reviewer: Phly2theMoon - - September 3, 2004
Subject: 1st of 2
This was the first of my only 2 GD shows, and I must say, it smokes. Something in the water down here in AL either got to 'em or maybe it was being in AL for the first time since the 70's. I've heard alot of 95 dead, and this B'ham run is still as good as I remember it. I am biased, but this show def deserves the dl for the whole 2nd set, but it's night 2 in birmingham that deserves the attention ;-) I really give this show 4 1/2 stars, with the deduction only for the talking in quiet parts, not for the band. A great recording of a great show.
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